Wednesday, June 20, 2007

This coming month

We are about to start the 40 day fast. To me this is not a fast to pray about a cause, it's a fast to experience a day of hunger, to put things into perspective, and then to therefore talk about a way we can help.

Things I am thinking on:
~What can we do? We have grocery stores across America full of food that will spoil, while so many are starving. How do we balance things?

~ It's hard to know there are children starving and then hear my sons complain about what they are eating. I need to raise them with awareness, I want them to understand to be great full for what they have, and I want them to have the burden to help and to share.

~What are ways that you teach or would teach your children about the realities (hungry, dying people) of this world?


Blogger Beth said...

Sharing letters from our Compassion children help our kids to realize how blessed they are. They're kids, it's a long process, but we keep trying. Talking with them without laying the "guilt trip" on them is important. Exploring ideas about how we can help is good too.


9:53 PM

Blogger kddub said...

Yeah that is a good idea, I agree that the guilt trip approach never works on anyone, and wouldn't want the kids to get turned off and tune out on the subject.

6:56 AM

Blogger Amy said...

I don't have children, so I don't know how I would teach them. I think sometimes it can be as simple as not indulging their every desire, so at the very least they know what it is to want. I feel like kids get everything they want and have no concept of need at all.

I think if you are active in your life in reaching out and serving that will be communicated to them as well. I came across a great blog recently that seeks to share ideas on how to serve as a family. http://jesusquilt.wordpress.com/

I got a bunch of ideas just from that, and I don't even have kids. You can also submit your ideas.

12:59 PM

Blogger kddub said...

Amy, thank you for that blog site, I will check that out. I do agree that kids learn most by example too.

1:37 PM

Blogger Jeanine said...

Hey Kristin,
Just found your blog, I'm looking forward to walking the 40 day fast-blog road together!

9:42 PM

Blogger kddub said...

I checked your blog out the other day! I look forward to reading what everyone has to say too.

6:52 AM


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